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Jordan Lake's bass have moved into the backs of feeder creeks as the water level has risen and the water temperature has fallen. Rising water level moves Jordan Lake bass to backs of creeks

Fluctuating water levels are challenging Jordan Lake anglers, especially after rains in the last 10 days put shad on the move towards the backs of creeks.


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Two commercial fishermen from Dare County were arrested on Monday in Wilmington with 113 red drum in their possession, more than 100 over the limit. Two commercial fishermen charged for having oversized red drum, 16 times the legal limit

Two commercial fishermen were taken to jail earlier this week when they were found with more than 16 times the legal possession limit of red drum.


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Commercial netters have landed 71,000 pounds of red drum since Sept. 1, better than half of their fall/winter allocation, so the N.C. Division of Marine fisheries has cut their trip limit from seven to four fish. Commercial limit on red drum is cut from seven fish to four

Because they’ve had so much success early in the season, commercial fishermen in North Carolina are going to have their daily trip limits cut from seven fish to four, beginning on Friday, Dec. 5.


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Guide Ricky Kellum of Jacksonville is known for his ability to catch speckled trout, and he has five favorite lures to put them in the boat. Trout guide reveals his favorite lures to catch specks

With the speckled trout bite burning hot just about everywhere along the North Carolina coast and supplies of live shrimp dwindling in tackle shops, picking the most productive artificial baits is crucial to success. To help narrow the field, guide Ricky Kellum of Jacksonville’s Speckled Specialist Inshore Fishing Charters (910-330-2745) volunteered his five favorite lures for fall specks.† †


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The first bluefin tuna of the season showed up out of Beaufort Inlet off Atlantic beach this past weekend, and fish appear to have arrived in good numbers. First bluefin tuna of season have arrived off Cape Lookout

They’re baaaaaack. That’s the call bouncing down the Morehead City Waterfront and along the Atlantic Beach Causeway, and it’s about bluefin tuna. The largest members of the tuna family arrived off North Carolina’s Crystal Coast this past weekend after a very conspicuous absence for a handful of years.†


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A nice speckled trout puts a real bend in Capt. Matt Lambís rod in the marsh around Morehead City. Surprise specks - Marshes around Morehead City will hold specks this month, in addition to the usual red drum

Matt Lamb paid strict attention to the water as he maneuvered through the Haystacks marshes above Morehead City, being careful to stay in the channel, even though he was running behind at first light, trying to get to a spot on the right stage of the tide.


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Most stripers in the lower Roanoke River will be 12 to 18 inches long, but larger fish like this one are not uncommon. Doing the Roanoke rock - Lower Roanoke River fills up with hungry stripers when cold weather arrives

So you filled your 2014 deer tags and don’t know what to do with yourself until spring peepers start chirping and turkey gobblers strut their stuff.


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Think Kerr Lake isnít home to a few humongous blue catfish? Guide Chris Bullock caught this 80-pounder in January 2011. Catch a cool cat - A big blue catfish from Kerr Lake can warm the heart of any December angler

Have you ever been swimming in a pond or lake and wondered whether a big fish might be swimming nearby? If you were swimming in Kerr Lake, aka Buggs Island, there’s a chance that fish might have been bigger than any you’ve ever seen.


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DieZel ChatterBait DieZel ChatterBait

The new DieZel ChatterBait delivers unmatched flash, vibration, sound and erratic action with its patented bladed swim jig design and hex-shaped ChatterBlade. Extremely effective either rolled through grassy areas, bottom-bounced over rocks, or hopped along sand or mud bottoms, the DieZel is paired with a 4-inch DieZel MinnowZ body and can be used when targeting all kinds of fresh- and saltwater game fish. The DieZel ChatterBait weighs in at ľ ounce and is available in eight color patterns with matched head, blade and tail color combinations.


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Daiwa TATULA Baitcasting Reels Daiwa TATULA Baitcasting Reels

TATULA reels are designed to meet the durability and performance requirements of pro anglers. Precision of the reel is quickly felt with a simple spin of the handle. Make a cast and the smooth, easy outflow of line lets you feel the difference right away. New TATULA Type HD with additional line capacity and two sealed ball bearings has also been added to the TATULA family. With increased line capacity you can maximize your fish catching ability.


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A kayak owner prepares to install a hatch-style cat bag. Take paddling precautions

The kings and Spanish mackerel were hitting strong over the past week, likely the last good run for the year. The ocean was tame, making for an easy surf entry and paddle on the kayak.†


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Speckled trout have really been biting in the waters around Wrightsville Beach, with a lot of citation-sized fish being caught. Speckled trout fishing going great guns in Wrightsville Beach area

Tex Grissom at Tex’s Tackle and Bait in Wilmington said fishing for speckled trout has really been good around Wrightsville Beach and might even be getting a little better, with fishermen catching a lot of specks pushing 5 pounds or better.††


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